Cornell Cooperative Extension Financial Readiness Program Educator - Watertown, NY in Watertown, New York

This position will serve as the Financial Readiness Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement Financial Readiness programming for a menu of existing Financial Readiness educational programs and activities at Army Community Services (ACS) on Fort Drum. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Financial Readiness programming in support of Army Community Services (ACS) programs, and will deliver other established Financial Readiness programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the Fort Drum Program Area’s plan of work. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the Financial Readiness Program and will assist the Fort Drum Issue Leader with marketing efforts for Financial Readiness programming.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

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All applicants must apply by close of day on April 26, 2018 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.

All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.

Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.15. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

POSITION INFORMATION:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and two (2) years transferable program/functional experience.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with personal financial management, basic investing, and retirement planning.
  • Familiarity with community, social and human service organizations, financial services and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the Fort Drum community and general community.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Responsibilities:

Delivery - 70%

  • Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
  • Implement existing Financial Readiness programming at Army Community Services (ACS), to include, but not limited to: Power Pay: Improve your Credit and Eliminate Debt, Car Buying 101, Home Buying, Check on Checking, Budgeting for your Goals, TSP: Investing in your Future, etc.
  • Implement the training program for Financial Readiness volunteers, including volunteer in-service training programs, and training/orientation of volunteers to include training in all program area activities per already established program parameters and utilizing existing resources.
  • Implement already-established Financial Readiness educational programing and activities in support of other Fort Drum programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
  • Assist the Financial Readiness Program Manager in reservist mobilization activities, i.e. Soldier Readiness Checks, Soldier Readiness classes and workshops utilizing established resources.
  • Under the direction and oversight of the Fort Drum Issue Leader, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
  • Provide Financial Readiness educational programs via mass media.
  • Work to foster acceptance of the Financial Readiness Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
  • Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Fort Drum Program staff to achieve Association goals.
  • This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.

Evaluation - 10%

  • Implement program evaluation as designed.
  • Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all Financial Readiness Programs offered at Army Community Services (ACS).
  • Assist Fort Drum Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
  • Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 5%

  • Assist in the planning and promotion of major public events and programs (i.e. Power Pay: Improve your Credit and Eliminate Debt, Car Buying 101, Home Buying, Check on Checking, Budgeting for your Goals, TSP: Investing in your Future, etc.), including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.

Management - 5%

  • Under the direction of the Fort Drum Issue Leader, provide program guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
  • Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Fort Drum Issue Leader.
  • Assist with volunteer management to include: Assist in providing volunteer orientation and training utilizing existing program and resources; Serve as an accessible resource to volunteers by assisting with providing follow-up support to ensure initial and continued success in the Financial Readiness Program; Assist with problem solving and resolving issues that arise, as needed.
  • Assist in providing existing guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.

Coordination/Operation - 5%

  • Organize and coordinate activities related to Financial Readiness Programming (i.e. Power Pay: Improve your Credit and Eliminate Debt, Car Buying 101, Home Buying, Check on Checking, Budgeting for your Goals, TSP: Investing in your Future, etc.).
  • Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Financial Readiness Program to include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintain files, etc.
  • Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
  • Effectively maintain effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
  • Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

  • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Title:

Association Subject Educator I

Level:

004

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Jerilynn Sharrott

Number of Openings:

1

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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